In conjunction with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s effort to support President Obama’s executive amnesty, the city and the New York Attorney General’s Office are stepping up efforts to combat immigration scams.

Thursday de Blasio and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a joint task force to prevent fraudsters from taking advantage of immigrants before Obama’s executive amnesty is put in place.

According to the Mayor’s office, the executive actions offer illegal immigrants an impetus to seek legal help to access the immigration benefits, in so doing making that population that much more susceptible to fraud.

“The president’s immigration reforms will initiate an economic, political and social transformation of our cities and our country, but unfortunately, this progress also brings new opportunities for criminals who prey on the most vulnerable among us,” de Blasio said in a statement Thursday.

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